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Forum topic by Glen Peterson posted 03-20-2010 12:03 AM 912 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2010 12:03 AM

I read that a jury in Boston awarded someone $1.5 mil who injured himself with his Ryobi table saw. Apparently his lawyer’s main arguement is that the saw didn’t have the flesh detection feature (like SawStop). We blame lawyers, but juries are comprised by folks like us, well in this case probably not like us.

-- Glen


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#1 posted 03-20-2010 01:14 AM

Hi Glen. Thanks for the post but you may not get too many replies as there are already 2 or 3 posts on this topic here on LJ. If you’d like to read the many opinions on it, just do a search.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#2 posted 03-20-2010 01:50 AM

Just goes to show ya anyone who can’t get out of jury duty must not be too bright ;-(

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-20-2010 05:52 AM

“SawStop” – Not for Safety rather OF THE LAWYERS, BY THE LAWYERS, and FOR THE LAWYERS! The SawStop phenomenon- teaches “it’s someone elses fault” or “I don’t have to be safety concious, just let the lawyers take care of it for me” or “he did it”. Anything but learn to be careful around power tools.

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#4 posted 03-20-2010 05:52 AM

“SawStop” – Not for Safety rather OF THE LAWYERS, BY THE LAWYERS, and FOR THE LAWYERS! The SawStop phenomenon- teaches “it’s someone elses fault” or “I don’t have to be safety concious, just let the lawyers take care of it for me” or “he did it”. Anything but learn to be careful around power tools.

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